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Steven Tyler’s $1.1 million, 1,244 HP convertible:
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler just took delivery of the world's fastest convertible. The Hennessey Venom GT Spyder will accelerate to 200mph in 15.9 seconds, eight seconds faster than a Bugatti Veyron. Tyler was the first person to ask if he could have his without a top.
"Steven came to us last year and asked if we could build his Venom GT as a roadster," says John Hennessey. "We had to make a few structural changes to our integrated rollcage in order to be able to fit the removable top. This increased the weight of our vehicle by about 30 lbs to a curb weight of 2743 lbs (1244 kilograms). We decided to increase the Venom GTs power to 1244 bhp to maintain our 1 horsepower per 1 kilogram power to weight ratio.
Only five Venom GTs will be built this year and Tyler's remains the only convertible. At a price of $1.1 million for the Lotus Exige chassis lengthened and braced to make room for a 7.0-liter, twin-turbo V8, it's easy to understand why interested customers are few and far between.
When Matt rode in a prototype a year ago, he described the hand-built supercar as, "the best way to die."
With this car you gotta use the same arguement as the Lexus LF-A... you are paying for something "different"... not necessarily performance per dollar.
I have a funny feeling this car is a pain in the ass to drive too... I don't see any videos on youtube of this car successfully being pushed. In the video I see that has the Hennessey team themselves... they are just cruising around in the car with straight line bursts of speed.
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